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From the very first time my oldest daughter saw Gabby Douglas perform, she was captivated. From that moment on, she had dreams of being a gymnast…. Just like Gabby Douglas. She just knew that by watching Gabby in action, she could pick up on the many intricate skills required to be a gymnast of that caliber.
My Husband and I didn’t waste any time enrolling her in a gymnastic class at our local gym. I figured she’d be ecstatic to finally get to follow in the footsteps of her role model and inspiration!
Imagine my surprise when she walked away from her first class with her head hanging, slightly distraught. When I inquired into what was wrong she quietly replied: “I’m not good at gymnastics like Gabby Douglas”.
While that may have been a heartbreaking moment for me as a mom, it posed the opportunity to teach my little girl some of life’s most important lessons. We spoke about dedication and determination. I explained to her the hard work and hours upon hours of practice Gabby Douglas put forth in order to make it to The Olympic Games! Most importantly, I stressed to her that she has the ability to do any and everything she puts her mind to, so long as she’s willing to put forth the effort required!
Four years later, and she is still following her dreams! While she decided that gymnastics wasn’t quite her thing, she transferred the skills she learned to a competitive cheerleading team, where she still works hard and is constantly working hard to improve!
This means lots of stretching and sometimes additional lessons. I love that she has so much dedication and ambition, at such a young age. Even more so, I love that she’s gained the confidence to keep working at something… even if it isn’t easy.
Watching the Olympic Games as a family, allows my family and me to constantly keep these lessons in mind. Each and every athlete there is an inspiration, and it’s important for our children to strive for the best! Let’s power their dreams! You can help too! Buy brands that support Team USA by shopping for P&G products! P&G products are available at Walmart for an everyday low price. One P&G product I make sure to grab on my trips to Walmart is the Venus® Swirl Razor.
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